Posts Tagged ‘William Morris’

Pope’s lack of English partly responsible for Toowoomba bishop’s sacking

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

A personal note, written by Pope Benedict, acknowledges the pontiff’s lack of English created a misunderstanding between himself and the former bishop of Toowomba, Bill Morris. Commenting on Morris’ letter in which he accuses the Vatican of a “lack of care for the truth,” Nuzzi’s Vatileaks book has the Holy Father writing, “Obviously there was a Read more

Toowoomba ‘visitor’ gets Philadelphia job

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Love him or hate him, Archbishop Charles Chaput is impossible to ignore. The Archbishop responsible for the Toowoomba Diocese visitation is Pope Benedict XVI’s choice as the new chief shepherd of the embattled Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Few American bishops relish public debate more than the 66-year-old Chaput, whose background is in the Capuchins, and who’s widely Read more

Vatican wanted rid of Toowoomba bishop since 2006

Friday, May 13th, 2011

A new internal report given to the Australian media discloses the Vatican tried to be rid of Toowoomba Bishop, William Morris, since 2006. According to the Catholic News Agency, the document also confirms that the Vatican removed Morris for abuses in the celebration of the celebration of the Sacrament of Penance and for advocating women’s Read more

Support mounts for sacked Queensland bishop

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Two protest vigils have been held for sacked Queensland bishop, William Morris and some Catholics are threatening to leave the Church as a result of the way the Pope has handled the situation. About 200 people gathered for a quiet prayer session opposite Bishop Morris’s Toowoomba home at Queen’s Park on Tuesday evening, while another Read more

Shocked. Saddened. Angry and appalled at Bishop’s early retirement

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Bishop of Toowoomba, William Morris announced his early retirement over the weekend, citing pressure from a disaffected group and a decision by Pope Benedict that he should be replaced. In making the announcement, Morris says he has been targeted over comments he made five years ago, comments that have been deliberately misrepresented. In a 2006 Read more